Community Sports

Darlings to compete at Dixie World Series

Franklin County Darlings All Star teamThe Franklin County Darlings All Star team won the Texas State Dixie Darlings, eight and under, Tournament in Sulphur Springs, Texas, July 19-25. The Franklin County Darlings All Star team

will compete in the Dixie Darlings World Series in Alexandria, La. Aug. 2-6. Members of the team are as follows: front row, left to right, Sally Hamrick, Meagan Wardrup, Laney Jo Wright, Bailey Pender, Madalyn Wardrup, Alexa Taylor; middle row, Myracle Dunlap, Elena Heukels, Camryn Duck, MyKeivia Stanton, Jerrilyn Hammond, Lauren Anne Newsome; back row, Coaches: Stephanie Wright, Stacie Wardrup, Scott Newsome, and Kelly Newsome. See the Aug. 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.